Visibility is the goal, since poor lighting always compromises safety. But contrary to common belief, the level of illumination is not the most important factor in security lighting. Brightest light is not necessarily the best, but effective lighting where it counts will help visibility. Security lighting is used to aid in the detection of intruders and increase the feeling of safety but it is important to emphasize that lighting itself does not insure safety. It is, however, an essential element in the use of other security systems (e.g. CCTV).
As well as the other security solutions, a surveillance component added to a security lighting system is an investment. It helps to reduce the expense caused by vandalism and loss of property, and consequently gives you peace of mind.
When Digital Security’s lighting system is in use, lighting is turned on when the alarm systems is armed and disarmed allowing the users to safely enter and exit. Upon alarm activation lights will be activated alerting the perpetrator, along with sounding devices, that detection has occurred and capture is imminent. Besides, being associated with other solutions, it is a definite plus to safety and comfort, since everything is electronically monitored.
Security lighting can be used as a security system in residential, commercial, industrial or institutional environments. Security lighting is a very common solution for retail stores and grocery stores or outdoor areas.
When someone approaches a protected area, the sensor detects their presence and automatically switches the light on. The technology keeps the lights on for as long as there is movement. After the movement has stopped, the detector turns the lights off.
The lighting motion system is helpful in the prevention of unwanted visitors and at the same time welcomes the expected ones.
In addition, motion sensitive lighting is a cost-effective way to cut energy costs, since lights unnecessarily left on in low traffic areas increase energy costs. Unnecessary costs are created, both monetary and environmental, by leaving on unneeded lighting.
In view of its technical complexity and the necessity to meet safety codes, system integrated lighting should be designed by a qualified professional. Digital Security’s management team has over 88 years experience in the alarm system business assisting, planning and installing security lighting systems designed to best suit every customer’s needs.